Auburn Public Library offering free college nights for local teens

AUBURN — The Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St., will host three separate “Teen College Nights” Thursdays in September, October and November.
Sept. 26 — Financial Aid Info Session, 6 to 7 p.m. A representative from the Finance Authority of Maine to learn about the process and/or get any lingering questions answered. This program is open to anyone considering continuing their education and looking for financial aid and/or scholarship opportunities.
Oct. 17 — College Night for Teens and Parents, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Join admissions representatives from seven colleges and universities as they sit on a panel facilitated by Jessica Whittier of the Finance Authority of Maine. Topics covered during the initial panel discussion will include the differences in colleges represented, majors offered, campus life, the application process, financial aid and more. Following the panel discussion, there will be a college fair. During that portion of the evening, parents and teens can speak with the admissions representatives to get information specific to the school(s) of interest to them. The panel discussion is designed for younger teens to get answers to frequently asked questions early in the college process, but the event is open to all teens.
Bates College, Central Maine Community College, College of the Atlantic, Maine College of Art, Maine College of Health Professions, Maine Maritime Academy, University of Maine Orono, University of Southern Maine, Husson University, St. Joseph’s College, Thomas College, Unity College, University of Maine Farmington and University of New England are expected to participate.
Registration is requested so that enough material is available for everyone attending; register on the website (Events tab at the top of the page) or by calling 207-333-6640, ext. 4.
Nov. 7 — FAFSA Completion Workshop, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Working on completing your Free Application for Federal Student Aid form, have questions or need help? Join representatives and college navigators from the Finance Authority of Maine for this workshop to help students initiate or complete the process. Be sure to bring the paperwork necessary to file your FAFSA. If you’re not sure what that is, call 207-333-6640, ext. 4.
This program is open to anyone who is going to college; completing the FAFSA will take place in the computer lab. Participants may bring their own laptops as well.